N05672 ON A FORTIFIED ISLAND, THE NIGHT WATCH 1941
Watercolour, pen and ink (sight), 10 3/4×13 3/4 (26·5×25).
Presented by the War Artists' Advisory Committee 1946.
Exh: National War Pictures, provincial galleries and National Gallery, 1945 (no catalogue).
Repr: William Coldstream, War Pictures by British Artists: Second Series: Soldiers, 1943, pl.25; Eric Newton, War through Artists' Eyes, 1945, p.16.
The artist explained (letter of 7 October 1959) that ‘the island was Inchkeith in the Firth of Forth. It was heavily fortified and armed with a battery of large guns in concrete emplacements.’
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I